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  1. Float Plane Takeoff from Concrete Runway - YouTube
  2. Knowns and unknowns Crystal icing is deadly because unlike normal icing, it is hard to detect or predict, and we have no defences against it Crystal icing is implicated in a growing number of insufficiently explained crashes below freezing up to zero – a sign that ice was building up on it. Crucially, Ratvasky was able to confirm the association between HWIC and convective storm systems, and identify the mechanism: the strong updraught from the storm sweeps water vapour to much higher altitudes than normal. The effect does not seem to appear when the c
  3. The Zenith 601xlb/650 supplied kits, all the rivets are countersunk [avex] and the supplied nose die is ground so you end up with a shallow domed finished head. This work hardens the rivet head to give it extra strength and to date I'm not aware of any issues with this method of construction. Cheers
  4. The model number appearing below the captains window is AH 12 not AN 12
  5. My bubble canopy was made by Todd's Canopies USA the material used was High Impact Acrylic.Used a 1mm thick metal cutting disc in an 5" angle grinder to cut excess [sanded edge with 400 wet/dry] and 1/16" pilot drill followed by a step drill bit for finished hole sizes [also drilled from other side to de-burr holes] and no cracking to date. [ the rye bread should have eggs and herring on it] Cheers
  6. The process is use Aluprep [rubbing the part with scotchbrite ] then dip in Alodine if possible [you can make a shallow large container using timber and lining with plastic] The treated part should then be coated with either a Zinc chromate /Zinc oxide or a two pack epoxy primer [DO NOT USE ETCH PRIMER ON TREATED PARTS AS IT REMOVES THE PROTECTIVE LAYER]. There are other non chromate treatment options out there eg Prekote Cheers
  7. Just bought tongs made from bamboo with a magnet to hold to the side of the toaster.No more burnt fingers or getting zapped. cheers
  8. If you want my copy of Tony Hayes Thruster Types Handbook [TST,TST-L ,TST-E] and Tony Hayes converting to Tailwheel student training manual [as new condition ] you can have them for what they cost me $ 83.00 + postage Cheers
  9. Hi I have a copy of Tony Hayes Thruster Types Handbook [TST,TST-L ,TST-E] and Tony Hayes converting to Tailwheel student training manual. Don't know if you can still get the items listed below. Cheers Getting Started in Ultralight Aviation $27.00 ea. Thruster Two Seat Identification Guide for Owners and Inspectors (all Thruster and Vision Two-Seaters are described and illustrated) $32.00 ea. Converting to Tailwheel Aircraft – Student’s Manual $35.00 ea. Converting to Tailwheel Aircraft – Instructor’s Manual $42.00 ea. Thruster Type Handbook – T83, T84, and T85
  10. http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/21/us/gun-drone-connecticut/index.html
  11. Now available Issue 5 of the Jabiru Engine Maintenance Manual http://jabiru.net.au/eula/eula.php?u=/Manuals/Engine/JEM0002-5.pdf
  12. A LOOK AT THE HORIZON SUMMARY Aerospace today is effectively is a tale of two industries. The commercial sector is brimming with vitality and surging upward. In stark contrast are the businesses who serve government customers; they face a highly uncertain future in the near to mid-term—so much so that the ability of enterprises to manage through extraordinarily difficult conditions during the next few years will be tested to an extent not seen in more than a generation. Orders and production of new commercial air transports is at historic highs. While this record-level of activity co
  13. Beer contains female hormones! Yes, that's right, FEMALE hormones! Last month, Montreal University scientists released the results of a recent analysis that revealed the presence of female hormones in beer. Men should take a concerned look at their beer consumption. The theory is that Beer contains female hormones (hops contain Phytoestrogens) and that by drinking enough beer, men turn into women. To test the theory, 100 men each drank 8 large drafts of beer within a one (1) hour period. It was then observed that 100% of the test subjects, yes, 100% of all these men:- 1) Argued
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